August 5 2022
Friday Morning Update
Yesterday turned out to be an extremely active day! My Maryland Trek Team crossed central Maryland where the high at Baltimore’s BWI was 99ºF (not a record). We outran the storms that dumped 1.22” of rain at the airport and produced local flooding and damage.
Destructive storms led to still over 24,000 people in Maryland without power this morning.
Smith Island Tornado Video
The storms erupted along the Chesapeake Bay with a rare event: This waterspout came onshore as a destructive tornado and it was caught on video as it did that..
In Case You Missed It…
Maryland Trek Day 4 Recap
Elkridge to Annapolis and across Kent Island
This included Kids Trek Too AND a boat ride across the Chesapeake Bay with our friend Walter George
Quick Look At Today’s Weather:
It will be humid with storms likely late afternoon and evening.
Both the HRRR and NAM Model keep this mostly on the western shore of the Bay. But we need to consider that storms have been arriving 1 to 2 hours earlier and have also been more robust than shown in these simulations.
HRRR Model Snapshot
NAM 3 Km Model Snapshot
NAM 3Km Animation 4 PM to Midnight
NOTICE: Maryland Trek 9 Day 6 For Andrew:
Kent Narrows to Sharptown – Crossing The Eastern Shore
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TODAY August 6
Normal Low in Baltimore: 67ºF
Record 52ºF in 1951
Normal High in Baltimore: 88ºF
Record 104ºF 1930
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I am aware there are some spelling and grammar typos. I have made a few public statements over the years, but if you are new here you may have missed it:
I have dyslexia, and found out at my second year at Cornell. It didn’t stop me from getting my meteorology degree, and being first to get the AMS CBM in the Baltimore/Washington region.
I do miss mistakes in my own proofreading. The autocorrect spell check on my computer sometimes does an injustice to make it worse.
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